Skeletal System Teacher Resources
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A 70-point project requires groups of aspiring anatomists to draw life-sized diagrams of either the circulatory or skeletal system. They also research and write a report about the body system selected and then present it to the rest of the class.
In this anatomy worksheet, 8th graders cut out the different parts of the skeleton and then put them back together and label it with the help of the example.
There are three different types of joints in the human body and this lesson covers them all. Students discuss the four different types of joints and how they move, they then trek over to the computer lab where they view a PowerPoint. They are expected to take notes by copying down the bold words in the PowerPoint. This lesson is OK, but would be better if you had students explore actual mechanical joints to see if they know which type of joint does what in our bodies.
What's more fun than a drawing a barrel of monkeys? Drawing the other half of a human skeleton! Learners practice their symmetrical drawing skills while learning about the bones found in the human skeleton. Half of the skeleton is completed, learners simply complete the other half and then label their drawing.
In this body systems instructional activity, students use an online source to answer 20 questions about four body systems. They label the structures of the skeletal system, the digestive system and the respiratory system.
In this skeleton worksheet, learners label 26 bones of the skeletal system including bones in the appendicular skeleton and the axial skeleton.
Fifteen multiple choice questions review a variety of biology topics. In game-show fashion, viewers answer questions about a plant's needs, the skeletal system, and the cardiovascular system. If you happen to teach these three topics around the same time, this PowerPoint can serve as a useful tool in preparing your young scientists for a test.
Here is an interactive PowerPoint about the skeletal system. The first slide shows the entire skeleton and allows learners to try to name each major bone structure before clicking to show the answer. The following slides provide more detailed information about each. Unfortunately, many of the graphics are blurry and need to be replaced with higher-quality images. If you have the time to make these alterations, the result will be a valuable resource for your amateur anatomists!
Third graders analyze the meaning of a system. They identify the skeleton as a system. Students encounter important facts about how the skeletal joints move and work together. They identify the skeleton as a system of the human body.
Students determine the functions of the skin, skeletal and muscular systems, and determine how they are related. Students access online resources to research information about the bones, muscles, and skin. Then students complete a creative writing activity and an acrostic poem illustrating what they have learned.
In this elementary science worksheet, students practice putting the six pieces of a puzzle together to create a picture of a human skeleton.
Learners make an organ tree as a Christmas tree for the room. They make models of all the organs that they have studied, tie the organs together with the framework of the skeleton and muscles, and use nerves and blood vessels as tinsel.
Students investigate the different functions of the body. In this biology lesson, students study the brain, and central nervous system. They define vocabulary words pertaining to the function of the brain and the nervous system.
In this English activity, students discuss walking. Students conduct a survey about walking, write a short piece on walking, listen to and read an article about walking.
Students learn the correct names of various bones in the human body by using locomotor skills. They, in groups, move to the "pile of bones" to get the specified piece of the skeleton and the label required and return to the group.
Young scholars discover how nutrition impacts major body systems. In this nutrition lesson, students brainstorm how they think the digestive system works and discuss how essential nutrients impact major body systems. They work in groups to research different body systems, and each group creates a poster and slogan to promote healthy eating.
Learners work in teams and train in the methods of anthropometry, the measurement of the human body. These activities require calipers or measuring tapes, meter sticks, skin fold calipers, and human skeleton.
Young scholars describe the functions of bones in the human body. They describe the make up of a bone. They engage in a series of wonderful hands-on activitiies that reinforce learning of bones and the skeletal system.
Students construct ratios using the hand as data. They use examples of cortical and trabecular bone found in the long bones to measure circumference, diameter, length, and weight of long bones. They perform computations using growth chart data.